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Apr 28, 2014

Chile must survive group to make an impact

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s dream of going far at the World Cup finals will hinge on how they perform against world champions Spain and the 2010 World Cup runners-up, Netherlands, in a tough group.

Some former players and analysts believe this could be the best ever Chile side, who could at least emulate the achievements of the 1962 team that reached the semi-finals when the World Cup was staged in Chile.

Apr 28, 2014

Sampaoli seeks new heights with Chile in Brazil

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Jorge Sampaoli has a challenging goal in his meteoric coaching career: to lead Chile to new heights in Brazil.

This may have been unimaginable a few years ago, but now the Argentine has it within reach.

Apr 28, 2014

Soccer-World-Sampaoli seeks new heights with Chile in Brazil

SANTIAGO, April 28 (Reuters) – Jorge Sampaoli has a challenging goal in his meteoric coaching career: to lead Chile to new heights in Brazil.

This may have been unimaginable a few years ago, but now the Argentine has it within reach.

Apr 28, 2014

Soccer-World-Chile must survive group to make an impact

SANTIAGO, April 28 (Reuters) – Chile’s dream of going far at the World Cup finals will hinge on how they perform against world champions Spain and the 2010 World Cup runners-up, Netherlands, in a tough group.

Some former players and analysts believe this could be the best ever Chile side, who could at least emulate the achievements of the 1962 team that reached the semi-finals when the World Cup was staged in Chile.

Jan 23, 2014

Soccer-Tactics key element for Costa Rica at World Cup

SANTIAGO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Costa Rica have to make the most of their tactical skills and defensive strength if they want to counter their World Cup rivals’ attacking power, coach Jorge Luis Pinto told Reuters.

Costa Rica face Uruguay, Italy and England in Group D at the Brazil finals starting on June 13.

Oct 16, 2013

Soccer-Chile beat 2-1 Ecuador, both qualify for World Cup finals

SANTIAGO, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Chile beat Ecuador 2-1 on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Gary Medel, in a result that secures both teams a spot at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Chile finished third in the nine-nation group with 28 points with Ecuador fourth on 25.

Sep 7, 2013

Chile dent Venezuela’s hopes of first World Cup

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile took a big step towards qualification and all but wrecked Venezuela’s dream of going to their first World Cup finals with a 3-0 home win in their South American qualifier on Friday.

Forward Eduardo Vargas, defender Marcos Gonzalez and midfielder Arturo Vidal scored for Chile, who leapfrogged Ecuador and now are third in the South American group on 24 points. Argentina and Colombia are joint top with 26.

Sep 7, 2013

Soccer-Chile dent Venezuela’s hopes of first World Cup

SANTIAGO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Chile took a big step towards qualification and all but wrecked Venezuela’s dream of going to their first World Cup finals with a 3-0 home win in their South American qualifier on Friday.

Forward Eduardo Vargas, defender Marcos Gonzalez and midfielder Arturo Vidal scored for Chile, who leapfrogged Ecuador and now are third in the South American group on 24 points. Argentina and Colombia are joint top with 26.

Jun 12, 2013

Sanchez scores on Pizarro return as Chile beat Bolivia 3-1

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile marked David Pizarro’s comeback after almost eight years and Alexis Sanchez’s first goal in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 home win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

The victory consolidated Chile’s hold on fourth place in the South American group with 21 points from 13 matches, behind Ecuador on goal difference after the Ecuadoreans were earlier held 1-1 at home by Argentina.

Jun 12, 2013

Soccer-Sanchez scores on Pizarro return as Chile beat Bolivia 3-1

SANTIAGO, June 11 (Reuters) – Chile marked David Pizarro’s comeback after almost eight years and Alexis Sanchez’s first goal in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 home win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

The victory consolidated Chile’s hold on fourth place in the South American group with 21 points from 13 matches, behind Ecuador on goal difference after the Ecuadoreans were earlier held 1-1 at home by Argentina.